I am currently a postdoc research associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California, working with Professor Jong-Shi Pang. I completed my Ph.D in the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore in 2016, under the supervisions of Professor Defeng Sun and Professor Chenlei Leng.

My research focuses on the mathematical foundation of data science with emphasis on optimization techniques for operations research, machine learning and statistical estimations. This includes computational methods for large scale semidefinite programming, stochastic programming and modern nonconvex nondifferentiable optimization problems. I am also interested in second order variational analysis for matrix optimization problems.

Email: yingcui@usc.edu